Cistus florentinus (Florentine Rockrose)
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Cistus x florentinus (Florentine Rockrose)

Florentine Rockrose, Florentine Rock Rose


Cistus x florentinus (Florentine Rockrose) is a compact, evergreen shrub forming a foliage mound of small, narrow, gray-green leaves. In spring and summer, this bushy shrub is covered with a profusion of saucer-shaped, white flowers adorned with golden-yellow stamens.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. high (60-90 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent evergreen shrub for gardens that get no watering. Drought tolerant once established. Heat, salt and wind tolerant too.
  • Great for banks and slopes, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, or as a groundcover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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